GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN Stereophonics
New Zealand is waiting for rain. The entire North Island has been declared a drought zone this morning, reason enough to compile the 10 best rain songs.
Kurt Godel was born in 1906 in Brunn, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now part of the Czech Republic, to a father who owned a textile factory and had a fondness for logic and reason and a mother who believed in starting her son’s education early. By age 10, Godel was studying math, religion and several languages.
In the 1950s, after they saved the world from Hitler and before they perfected the three-martini lunch, the Greatest Generation wiped out bedbugs or so they thought. They hit the tick-size parasites with DDT by the barrel, then mopped up with malathion.
Reinhard Mohn, who turned his family’s religious publishing company into Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s largest media conglomerates, died Saturday, the firm announced Sunday.
Filmmaker Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland on an arrest warrant issued 31 years ago in connection with a rape charge. The Academy Award-winning director pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in the United States, but fled the country before he could be sentenced
Who’s the greatest driver of all-time?
Don’t confuse Katey Sagal for Peg Bundy — it’s a common mistake. While her infamous alter ego was uneducated, Katey is thoughtful and well-spoken; Peg’s fashion is time-warped (hello, bouffant!), Katey’s is earthy; for every ounce of laziness in Peg’s body, Katey has a multitasking one to match
You’re probably not thinking about what you would like for Christmas yet.
Roger Federer claimed his record 15th grand slam crown and sixth Wimbledon title as he beat Andy Roddick 5-7 7-6 7-6 3-6 16-14 in an epic final on Sunday.